I screwed up! Is this shaft still useable?

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johnnybogeyjohnnybogey  1909WRX Points: 148Members Posts: 1,909 Platinum Tees
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Using new belt sander to prep graphite shaft. The shaft got stuck in the gap of the sander platform and belt for a split second but looks like the damage was done.

Any idea if the shaft can still be used?

Thanks

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Mizuno Hot Metal Pro 5-AW Recoil 95 Prototype
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3426WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 3,426 Titanium Tees
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    What shaft is it? Can it be tipped? If used, be sure to orient the bad spot to the top or bottom, not towards or away from target. What swingspeed for the user?

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  • johnnybogeyjohnnybogey  1909WRX Points: 148Members Posts: 1,909 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @I_HATE_SNOW said:

    What shaft is it? Can it be tipped? If used, be sure to orient the bad spot to the top or bottom, not towards or away from target. What swingspeed for the user?

    I had this installed in a 7 iron but want to soft step and install in my 8 iron.

    Shaft is Recoil 95 prototype. My swing speed with 7 is around 74-79.

    Thanks for the install tip. Will give it a shot.

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    Ping G410 17* hybrid 
    Ping G10 21* hybrid 
    Mizuno Hot Metal Pro 5-AW Recoil 95 Prototype
    TM Hi Toe 54*
    TM Hi Toe 58*
    Bettinardi BB54
    WITB Link
  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy  1002WRX Points: 276Members Posts: 1,002 Platinum Tees
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    As long as its below the top of the hosel, you're fine. Just make sure to use extra epoxy.
    If it is above the hosel, I wouldnt use it.

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  • toctoc  2899WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,899 Titanium Tees
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    It’d make a good alignment rod

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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3426WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 3,426 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @johnnybogey said:

    On -, @I_HATE_SNOW said:

    What shaft is it? Can it be tipped? If used, be sure to orient the bad spot to the top or bottom, not towards or away from target. What swingspeed for the user?

    I had this installed in a 7 iron but want to soft step and install in my 8 iron.

    Shaft is Recoil 95 prototype. My swing speed with 7 is around 74-79.

    Thanks for the install tip. Will give it a shot.

    Good luck, I think you will be fine. I'd put the bad spot at the bottom, oriented towards your feet.

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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3342WRX Points: 415Handicap: 7.2ClubWRX Posts: 3,342 ClubWRX
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    I agree with what others said about using it. I mangled a shaft very similar to that a couple of years ago and just loaded it up with epoxy. No problems. Now if you were a Jamie Sadlowski kind of guy I'd suggest replacing it.

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  • indianalawnguyindianalawnguy  497WRX Points: 118Members Posts: 497 Greens
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    I wouldnt use it. It may or may not fail, but its not somthing you want in the back of your mind!

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4608WRX Points: 434Handicap: 2.5ClubWRX Posts: 4,608 ClubWRX
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    What's the worst that happens? You have to chase your 8i head down? Give it a shot.... Personally I would be very nervous about it and probably wouldn't use it, though...LOL

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  • swgolf12swgolf12  1060WRX Points: 205Members Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    This is why you should always use a razor blade and not a belt sander to prep graphite shafts.

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  • halliedoghalliedog  2494WRX Points: 312Handicap: 5.2Members Posts: 2,494 Platinum Tees
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    Shim it up with some dry-wall tape and you'll be good to go!

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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OH 7270WRX Points: 579Handicap: 1.8Members Posts: 7,270 Titanium Tees
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    Belt sanders and graphite shafts are not friends. It’s WAY too easy to take too much material. Clean the tip by scraping with a utility knife oriented perpendicular to the shaft. Final roughing up with sand paper held in your fingertips and just roll the shaft a few times while pinching the sand paper on the tip.

    ...but the others are correct. If the damage is below the top of the hosel and it’s on a very thick tipped iron shaft just use plenty of epoxy. All the stress is at the top of the hosel.

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  • indianalawnguyindianalawnguy  497WRX Points: 118Members Posts: 497 Greens
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    On -, @Nixhex524 said:

    What's the worst that happens? You have to chase your 8i head down? Give it a shot.... Personally I would be very nervous about it and probably wouldn't use it, though...LOL

    I guess the worst thing that could happen would be for it to fly off and kill the beer cart girl!

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    On -, @indianalawnguy said:

    On -, @Nixhex524 said:

    What's the worst that happens? You have to chase your 8i head down? Give it a shot.... Personally I would be very nervous about it and probably wouldn't use it, though...LOL

    I guess the worst thing that could happen would be for it to fly off and kill the beer cart girl!

    Yeah, you're right, that would be bad.

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